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Seattle Art Museum

100 University Street, Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA 98101-2902
206-654-3100
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Ranked #39 of 206 attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Art Museums
Description: This post-modern structure houses an impressive and eclectic collection.
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Issaquah, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Stunning exhibit! The influence of Picasso is evident in Miyo's work. Most of his work on exhibition is of his last 20 years of his life. The sculptures have an amusing story of pieces of his grandchildren's toys put into his work. Definitely take the tour.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous stuff! I was a little baffled by the curation that led me from a wonderful African art (old to contemporary) display through delicate Asian paintings, adjacent to the Pilchuck Glass display, shoulder to shoulder with old European art. But, it was all beautiful. The NW Coast display was great, the Renaissance art was wonderful and the single room from... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This museum houses a very good collection of art of several centuries from Egyptian to contemporary passing through Italian, French and European in general, Japanese, Chinese and African cultures. You will be first greeted by a series of white Ford Taurus hanged with steel cables to represent a visual sequence of that car rolling in the air. The second floor... More

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Parkland, Florida, United States
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66 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a fabulous museum. Not huge but it has a little bit of everything. The Miro Exhibition that is currently open is fantastic; interesting pieces. African and Native American halls are quite informative. Highly recommended!

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Seattle
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We started very methodical and ended very TIRED. My 9 year old and I ate up the museum. We started with the glass and got some incredible advice from a docent at the top of the stairs. He saw us talking, learning and enjoying and referred us to some ancient glass that, he's right, is amazing to even exist! A... More

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Sonoma County, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I was there for the Miro show, but the contemporary art and the Pacific Northwest Exhibits are also noteworthy. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Coming from the UK, we were unprepared for having to pay admission. But it was worth it. We didn't have a lot of time - one of us went Miro, I went Native American, so two very different exhibitions. We each agreed they were well worth seeing and really wished we'd had more time. The museum itself was such a... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The museum was nice. It had some very interesting attractions and some pretty cool art. The suspended cars were fascinating. Well worth the price of admission.

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Merchantville NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The docents are called SAMbassadors (SAM: Seattle Art Museum)...they come up to you and engage you in a pleasant conversation about what you're looking at....I like that. Took a tour of the Miro exhibit, and the guide had a full knowledge and a good sense of humor. Might go back today.

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Nancy, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Actually small. but then again, that's not the problem. What I did not appreciate was the lack of actual art... But then again, I'm no art critic !!! Entrance fee is just what you wanna donate, so you might make your own opinion :)

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